Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer

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Average of 1014 ratings: 3.9 Stars

2009 M Contains coarse language.

The inspirational true story of a small boy's extraordinary journey from poverty as a classical dancer in communist China, to international stardom as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and a principal artist with the Australian Ballet. From the best-selling autobiography by Li Cunxin.

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113 minutes
Fatso Top 100
Rated #95 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, English for the hearing impaired
English, Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1 & Dolby 2.0; English audio descriptive

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English, English for the hearing impaired
English, Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Dolby Digital 5.1; English audio descriptive

47 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Maljay1

A wonderful film. All the more so because it is based on fact. The dancing is fantastic. the acting excellent Thoroughly recommendable

4.5 by Duet2

One of the best movies I have seen lately. Excellent acting. Thoroughly recommend this movie.

5 by Lefty

An excellent true portrayal of the contrasts between east and west (communism vs capitalism) and a very touching story about love, family, hardships and triumphs.

5 by Herb44

Brilliant movie, sad story line but well worth watching.

5 by Saph

Wow, A wonderful story. It bought tears to my eyes, the dancing was beautiful and would highly recommend this. Fantastic

1 by Steve1

That was absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen!!!!!!! The acting was awful, the script was abominable, and the dancing (actually the part I was looking forward to) was very good but a very small... Read more

3 by Lisaah

A good watch and quite a moving story of a child taken from his family.I enjoyed it more for the glimpses of Communist China than Li Cunxin's move to America.

5 by Girlie Girl

Such an awesome movie kept me to my seat till the end even my husband was quite moved by it the dancing was exquisite wish we could have a show like it here

5 by Sweet Pea

I loved this movie. So touching, and so admirable. I could watch the life of this amazing man unravel dozens of times!

3 by addy

It's a terrific story and an interesting book, but the movie, which looks as though it needed more money spent on it, is mediocre. The problem is that the dancing, which should be thrilling, is second... Read more